Archive for the 'TASER Inc. speaks out' Category

USA – TASER International: TASER Professional Services (2013-10-01)

Posted on October 1 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : On its blog, TASER Inc. now offering “TASER Professional Services” to facilitate planning & implementation of TASER solutions particularly adoption of new AXON video cameras, i.e. this will strengthen the interdependence of police work and the corporate agenda. “With TASER, a law enforcement agency is our partner & its success is […]

USA – While Connecticut police tout safety of Tasers, others have doubts (2013-04-28)

Posted on April 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Marcus Brown, 26, of Waterbury died while in police custody May 1, 2011. He was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car, became combative and was tasered, then became unresponsive and was pronounced dead when he was transported to the hospital. The autopsy found the cause of death to be […]

BRAZIL – “Uniforms, cameras and action in Brazil’s Federal District” (2013-01-16)

Posted on January 26 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Brazilian special police as robocops … This article was found on the website, so clearly gives a positive slant to the testing – not adoption – of the axon video technology by elite group of Military Police in Brasilia. The cameras have already been used in arresting kidnappers. They are expected […]

USA – TASER International announces TASER Chosen to Represent Future of Business in New Documentary Film (2012-12-21)

Posted on December 21 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: The manufacturer tells investors via this press release that it is at the cutting edge of new technologies, and recognized in a documentary series – the Paladins [which focuses on businesses that “flourish in these trying economic times” see footnote in italics], clearly the product is a minor detail– as a difference-maker: […]

TASER International – Press Release: TASER – ‘In The News’ (downloaded 2012-09-15)

Posted on September 15 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: GlobalShock provides information on controversy. For those who want to see what TASER International provides as information about tasers, here’s where to go. A frequentluy updated site where police departments and many media resources go to « get the news ». The links can easily be found at the URL at the end. ]] […]

USA – Central Oregon Community College professor weighs in on police Taser use – St. Charles patient dies after struggle with officer (2012-08-23)

Posted on August 23 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Another taser related death – following the use of a taser in a hospital ward. Jerry Nichols, 64, was a Vietnam War veteran who suffered from a lung condition called COPD and other medical complications. He died following an altercation with police this week. He became violent in the ER and […]

AUSTRALIA / BRAZIL – TASER Inc.: ‘How the “TASER Experience” in Australia & Brazil Works’ (2102-06-20)

Posted on June 20 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An upbeat blog-post from TASER International to “friends” in Australia and Brazil – in the latter country, TASER is hoping for major new contracts. We’ll emphasize the safety of our products & provide the enormous amount of independent research that’s been done to ensure confidence to our customers. The company boasts […]

USA – Fort Worth, Texas police buying Tasers with safety feature (2012-03-13)

Posted on March 13 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS. Fort Worth police are to get new X2 tasers that “that automatically shut off after a five-second discharge” – which is what we were told the X26 which they replace had done. “The main two points we were looking for was the automatic cut off at five seconds after being deployed, even […]

USA – Lakeland, Florida Autopsy Concludes Police Restraints Killed Winter Haven Man. (2012-03-16)

Posted on March 6 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Winter Haven’s Adam Johnson died after repeated jolts from a Taser. Mr Johnson died because of the way Orlando police officers subdued him — including with repeated jolts from a Taser — on the sidewalk at Universal CityWalk, according to the recently released results of a 10-month inquiry into his death. […]

USA – North Carolina: “Zapped by Taser backers” (2011-12-08)

Posted on December 8 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : An intrepid North Carolina columnist finds his call to ban police use of tasers “is a lonely one”. He is accused of using inappropriate statistics; told that to avoid tasering “don’t live a high risk life style”; he himself didn’t do the homework on the taser. TASER Inc.’s communications director joined […]

TASER Inc. – Press release: TASER Saves Counter Surpasses More Than 80,000 Lives (2011-11-02)

Posted on November 2 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: if this were not true, it would be hard to invent: TASER Inc. Reports one death saved every 30 minutes in its website. Currently (November 2011) at 79,000. The counter is moving rapidly: 48 per day, 336 a week, 1340 a month, 16,000 a year. This is embarrassingly good: TASER Inc. will be […]

TASER Inc. – “Police Video Benefits” – Evolution of In-Car Cameras/Dash Cams [Taser blog] (2011-09-28)

Posted on September 28 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS On TASER Inc’s informal blog – run by the marketing dept – videos used to vindicate the police. But what about when the videos are NOT available to the public?  “The Law enforcement has readily adopted in-car cameras or dash cams because they’ve seen police video benefits & benefits of video […]

TASER Inc. – University of Texas Agency Purchases New TASER X2 ECDs (2011-09-12)

Posted on September 12 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER Inc. press release. Texas, way ahead the “state execution state” moves ahead with tasers – X2 “dual-shot capability” – in University of Texas security – including the Cancer Unit and Health Sciences centre. See the claim in the press release: “Today, the use of a TASER ECDs have saved […]

USA – Taser co-founder comes to Anderson, South Carolina, training session (2011-08-12)

Posted on August 12 2011 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER Inc. recognizes Tasers need to take into account t6hat drug abuse and and stress can contribute to higher mortality rates. Tasers have been used more than 2.5 million times on people, about half in controlled training environments like the session that Sgt. Hickey attended earlier this week, and the […]

USA – A stunning verdict for Taser (2011-08-03)

Posted on August 3 2011 by admin

 [[ Summary / Comments : The British “New scitists” reports on the tuner decision which found TASER Inc. responsible for not informing police officers of the danger os aiming at the heart. “John Burton, legal counsel for Turner’s parents, proclaimed the case would mark the beginning of the end for the energy weapon. “I […]

TASER Inc. – TASER’s CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (2011-07-31)

Posted on July 31 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS” Every few months, TASER Inc. holds “Earnings conference calls”, which seem to replace AGMs. These are upbeat events, often mentioning interesting developments. They are NOT official reports. After the reading of the “safe-harbor” clause,… (1) The X2 was developed, frankly, for a fraction of the cost that it took us to develop […]

USA – North Carolina: U.S. court’s Taser liability verdict stuns distributor (2011-07-24)

Posted on July 24 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / Comments : In a major decision against the corporation, Taser International has been asked to pay $10-million in damages to the family of Darryl Turner, a 17-year-old North Carolina boy who died after he was tasered by a police officer in 2008. The court ruled that the manufacturer created an unreasonable danger […]

TASER Inc. – Blog: Charlotte, NC and the So Called TASER Death Count Issues (2011-07-23)

Posted on July 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The TASER Inc. spin … A blog put out by TASER Inc. decries the association of tasers with deaths – this is part of the campaign organized by the corporatoion to clear its name. Attacking Amnesty International for “skimming” headlines, while the taser has onlt been mentioned as in any way […]

TASER Inc – “TASER Victim Dies” – “Headline Fail” (2011-07-19)

Posted on July 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : TASER blog complains of deceptive headlines – an increasing tendency. “if we disagree on symantics  [sic], at this point, it’s premature to say if Mr. Hayes is a “TASER victim.”  The autopsy hasn’t been concluded, no cause of death has been established and the investigation is on-going. TASER Inc.’s spokespeperson claims: […]

TASER Inc.: Jury Award for Plaintiff in Turner v. TASER International – Company Intends to Appeal Based on Exclusion of Key Evidence and Other Errors (2011-07-19)

Posted on July 19 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS  : No surprise that TASER Inc. is appealing the verdict against TASER International in the $10-million case involving the death of Mr. Darryl Turner, a 17-year-old male involved in an altercation with law enforcement at a grocery store on March 20, 2008. TASER International has only received one other adverse jury verdict […]